There have been a few benchmarks in my life that I still remember clearly. These were the moments where I stepped up as well as stood up for myself. As a kid I was used to following orders as well as doing what the grown-ups told me, then with maturity I started to question authority, as well as make decisions based on what I thought was right instead of what they told myself and others was right. When I was sixteen years old my parents caught myself and others smoking cannabis in the attic. They brought myself and others into the living room as well as made myself and others drink some pop to help myself and others sober up, as well as then started to lecture myself and others about right as well as wrong. This was the first time I stood up to them, as well as told them they were wrong, as well as cannabis was not dangerous. They disagreed with me, although I stood my ground, as well as started to cite scientific research about the medical benefits of cannabis. They could not refute any of my claims, because they knew nothing factual about the marijuana plant. Everything they thought they knew about cannabis came from the church, or the cops. If I guess anything in life, it’s that you should never trust the cops or the church! The religious argument about cannabis was the dumbest of them all. I remember the look on my parents’ faces when I told them that God put cannabis here for people to enjoy. They said I was being sacreligious, as well as I replied that if God was real, as well as God created everything, then God was the a single who put cannabis plants here. If anyone was being sacreligious, it was them!